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Design contest notice

This contest is covered by: Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority/entity

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

University of St Andrews
The Old Burgh School, Abbey Walk
Contact point(s): Procurement
For the attention of: Adrian Wood
KY16 9LB St Andrews
Telephone: +44 1334462523

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority/entity:

Address of the buyer profile:

Electronic access to information:

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate:

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
1.3)Main activity
1.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities/entities

Section II: Object of the design contest/description of the project

II.1.1)Title attributed to the design contest/project by the contracting authority/entity:
Estates: Architectural Design Services.
II.1.2)Short description:
The University of St Andrews wish to engage with a selected group of Architects to complete an Architectural Design Competition. The Competition Design Submissions are for a new Music Centre located in Queen's Terrace, St Andrews and shall be completed to Design Concept standards.
The architectural proposals are to be designed with flair and innovation encompassing performance interiors whilst also demonstrating that practical, cost-effective structural engineering and building services solutions have been considered. The historical significance of the new proposals on the Queen's Terrace site must reflect the surrounding heritage environment and the association to St Regulus Hall, The Bute Building and St Mary's Quadrangle.
Proposals must be suitably developed to allow project concept costs and construction strategies to be prepared as well as addressing issues of sustainability, operations and maintenance.
The successful architect will be required to work with, and take the lead designer responsibilities to, a wider design team procured independently by the University to complete the design to the end of RIBA Stage 2. Initial appointments will be to Stage 2 with an option to confirm continuation. As part of the Design Competition Submission the architect will be required to submit full design fees for architectural services for full project delivery. This fee will be taken into account when appraising the tender proposals of shortlisted candidates.

Note: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information, please visit the Public Contracts Scotland website at:

II.1.3)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71230000, 71200000, 71220000

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Criteria for the selection of participants:
Compliance with Standard PQQ items such as Organisation Details, H&S; Policy, Financials, Insurances, Legal and Corporate Policies will be requested in the form of a check list declaration.
Applicants who are successful and chosen to participate will be required to provide satisfactory evidence of compliance, upon request and, prior to progressing to Design Competition Stage.
The applicants will be required to submit:
- A Design Ethos Statement,
- Details of experience of delivery of projects of a similar heritage, historic and planning sensitive nature both as a business and as individual personnel proposed,
- Details of experience of delivery of musical facility projects both as a business and as individual personnel proposed,
- Confirmation of acceptance of the Universities design team procurement principles,
- A Lead Designers integrated team design programme to RIBA Stage 4,
- Agreement to subsequent design team integration.
Please also see Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ).
III.2)Information about a particular profession
Participation is reserved to a particular profession: yes
The competitor at a minimum shall be a person who has a professional degree in Architecture or the right to practice as an architect in the country where he/she is qualified or in the country where he/she currently resides or practices.

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of contest
Envisaged number of participants minimum number 3. /maximum number 5
IV.2)Names of participants already selected
IV.3)Criteria to be applied in the evaluation of projects:
Pre-Qualification appraisal to be based on details at short description and in PQQ.
Evaluation of Competition Entries will be based upon:
- The response to the brief,
- The quality of design,
- Planning impact,
- Spatial provision,
- Suitability,
- Buildability,
- Innovation,
- Sustainability,
- Identification and proposals for management of constraints,
- Fees.
IV.4)Administrative information
IV.4.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority/entity:
IV.4.2)Conditions for obtaining contractual documents and additional documents
Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 6.11.2015
IV.4.3)Time-limit for receipt of projects or requests to participate
Date: 13.11.2015 - 12:00
IV.4.4)Date of dispatch of invitations to participate to selected candidates
Date: 27.11.2015
IV.4.5)Language(s) in which projects or requests to participate may be drawn up
IV.5)Rewards and jury
IV.5.1)Information about prize(s):
IV.5.2)Details of payments to all participants
IV.5.3)Follow-up contracts
Any service contract following the contest will be awarded to the winner or one of the winners of the contest: yes
IV.5.4)Decision of the jury
The decision of the jury is binding on the contracting authority/entity: no
IV.5.5)Names of the selected members of the jury
1. Please see Pre-Qualification Questionnaire

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about European Union funds
VI.2)Additional information:

All tenders for University of St Andrews are administered through our e-Tendering System (In-Tend). To Express an Interest, please go to our tender website at

Please note that ‘Notes of Interest’ placed via PCS (Public Contracts Scotland) are not automatically accepted.
(SC Ref: 413172).
VI.3)Procedures for appeal
VI.3.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.3.2)Lodging of appeals
Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The University of St Andrews will incorporate a minimum of 10 calendar day standstill period at the point of information on the award of the contract being communicated to tenderers. This period allows unsuccessful tenderers to seek further debriefing from the contracting authority before the contract is entered into. Applicants have 2 working days from the notification of the award decision to request additional debriefing and that information has to be provided a minimum of 3 working days before the expiry of the standstill period. Such additional information should be requested from The University of St Andrews.
If an appeal regarding the award of contract has not been successfully resolved The Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2012 provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rule to take action in the Sheriff Court or Court of Session.
Anyone bringing Court proceedings against the University of St Andrews must inform the University of St Andrews in advance of the alleged breach and its intention to bring proceedings. Any such action must be brought within 15 days of the date on which a decision is sent to them or published to challenge that decision.
Proceedings seeking an ineffectiveness order must be brought within 30 days of the publication of the contract award notice in the OJEU, or 30 days from the date of a decision letter to all tenderers concerned, and any candidates concerned, containing a summary of the reason for the recipient being unsuccessful, otherwise 6 months from the date of entering into the contract or concluding the framework agreement.
Where a contract has not been entered into the Court may, by interim order, suspend the procurement procedure. The Court may also set aside a decision or actions taken by the University or order it to amend and document; and/or award damages. However, by express requirement the court may decide not to grant an interim order when the negative consequences of such an order are likely to outweigh the benefits, having regard to a number of considerations.
If the contract has been entered into the Court may, depending on the nature of the breach: make an ineffectiveness order; impose a financial penalty; shorten the duration of the contract; make any other order considered appropriate to address the consequences of ineffectiveness or shortening the duration or the contract; award damages.
VI.3.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: